Android Nougat 7.1 Likely the First Maintenance Update

Android Nougat 7.1 will be the next version of Android to get released and probably the first ever maintenance update including a developer preview. It skips to 7.1 directly from 7.0.

Android Nougat 7.1

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Android Nougat 7.1 is supposed to be the first ever maintenance update. Google already promised regularly scheduled quarterly maintenance updates. The latest news is that the first ever update to roll out might be Android Nougat 7.1 including a developer preview. It has also been noticed that the Android 7.1 option is available in the developer console as the crash and report filter.

Before this, it was the currently popular Android 6.0 Marshmallow version of Android. Marshmallow never lifted up beyond 6.0.1 but now with the upgrade from 7.0 to version 7.1 We can expect more from the upcoming Nougat 7.1 and suggests that the maintenance updates are more substantial in comparison to the security updates.

Rumors are that this might include API level 25. This will get a testing on the hardware of upcoming Nexus devices. The MR1 developer preview and Nexus devices areexpected to be out in this fall. Reports also trolled around claiming the testing of Android O is being currently underway. But, this is just a word going around and might nothing have to do with the Android Nougat 7.1.

Android O

Will it be too early to talk about Android O? Certainly it would be  It’s just time to talk about the LG V20, the first ever smartphone on Android Nougat. However, it will be interesting to see what steps Google takes from here on.

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